Happy Beautiful Friday to you all. I am actually writing this on Thursday afternoon from the comforts of my cozy white chair and a completely silent house. For the first time in a week, both boys are taking the same nap. Sweet glory.
Here is what we have been up to the past few days:
Making a little "Be Thankful" bulletin board. I don't have a copy of the finished product because I ran out of glue sticks (blogger problems, right?), but I can tell you that C is thankful for his 'broder, Frankie (the dog) and that God Loves Mommy and Daddy and Cullen and Bennett and Frankie.'
Melt my heart into a million pieces, why don't you?
In Baby Meat Head news, Bennett can score a basket in 9/10 attempts. Make no mistake that he wants us to know that he is a 'Baller'.
Also, it might be time for a mullet trim.
Thursday morning, he came into the sitting room with a football and a backwards Auburn hat, while chanting "Fooot-Bawllllll".
Still won't say 'Mama'.
I received this amazing gift basket of goodies from sweet Ashlea as a result of Kristin and Allie's Fall Swap. I love the nail polishes!
Inspired by our San Fran trip to Discovery Days, I let the boys experiment with ice one afternoon.
Ice cubes, salt, colored water, dry pasta and some flour.
They loved it: we talked texture, results, 'goopy' vs 'melty' and which different things changed color.
Science and a really cheap afternoon at its best.
One of the afternoons that B
refused politely declined to take a nap, we made Pumpkin Bread.
Such a good little helper.
We used a trusty old Martha Stewart recipe from my Martha's Baking Cookbook, but made our own lemon cream cheese frosting and slathered it on top.
When I was little, we also used to joke that my Dad could do/fix anything also long as he had a penny and a rubberband. Well Dad, be proud because I can make a lot happen with a wine cork, a paper clip and a magnet.
Kept them entertained for
twenty minutes hours.
Finally, as we are looking forward to a long weekend, please don't forget to remember the reason for the holiday and thank a veteran for their service. There isn't a day that goes by that I am not thankful for Kev, and all our military friends, for serving and protecting our country.
Happy Veteran's Day!